“When You’re Gone” pushes our case for VÉRITÉ to become the queen of alt-pop!
This woman can literally do no wrong. Everything she touches turns into pop gold, listen to “Somebody Else” and “Phase Me Out,” and tell me that they aren’t two of the best alt-pop tracks you’ve ever heard!
She opts for more of a talk-singing during the verses, but her classic pitchy vocal arrives in the chorus and quickly begins to build the anticipation as she sings over a harsh, more alternative production.
One thing that VÉRITÉ always slays is her bridges, after the more relaxed second chorus comes the electronic beats that seem to hold a lot of anger – maybe towards the person she’s singing about.
Lyrically, the track is talking about a partner that she wants to keep makes her feel like shit, and she’s not holding on to him because she’ll feel as low without him as she does with him – or that’s what I take from it anyway.
Check out the brilliant “When You’re Gone” below and let us know your thoughts in the comments!